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The desire to transform Germany into a multicultural society, for instance, is often  expressed by highlighting economic benefits, such as the importance of contributions  by a working foreign population to social security, the growing number of businesses  that provide jobs for native Germans, and the necessity of a young labour force to care  for the aging German population. Although close to 2.5 million Turks are permanently settled in Germany today, and a  very large number of Turkish businessess are major employers, most Germans are, at  best, oblivious to this culture in their midst and, at worst, openly hostile to it. Public  opinion is governed by a frightening lack of historical knowledge and  mis/representations disseminated by a media attuned only to momentary, isolated, or  out-of-context impressions.
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